Skip to main content

About your Search

20121223
20121223
SHOW
STATION
CNNW 1
LANGUAGE
Search Results 0 to 0 of about 1
CNN
Dec 23, 2012 12:00pm PST
>>> american cities are growing, but their infrastructure isn't keeping pace. urban population increased by 12% between 2000 and 2010, four out of every five americans live in cities or suburbs. but look at the list of cities with the best infrastructure in the world. what's missing from this list? america. not a single american city makes the top ten. the highest by the way in america is atlanta at number 13. dallas at number 15. washington, d.c. at number 22. in the world. the richest country in the world doesn't make the top ten in terms of city infrastructure. this is from mercer by the way. the survey, it ranks cities based on electricity and water infrastructure. congestion, public transportation. and airport effectiveness. which is probably what got some of these american cities on to the list in the first place. americans shouldn't be surprised. china spends about 9% of its total economic output on infrastructure. europe spends about 5%. 50 years ago by the way, the u.s. spent about 5%. now we spend half as much at 2.4%. richard flores is a professor at the university of florida and a
Search Results 0 to 0 of about 1